The 25th annual Twin Cities’ Juneteenth celebration brought thousands to North Mississippi Regional Park Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the day Union Soldiers told slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer enslaved. Juneteenth is much more than parades, barbeques and family reunions.
March Madness — it’s the time of year when basketball is on the brain. But in Josh Hoekstra’s history class at Rosemount High School there’s a different type of March Madness taking place.
Last month, a critic friend of mine tweeted his rapturous initial reaction upon seeing a surprise screening of Lincoln: “Spielberg’s Lincoln is the best film Roberto Rossellini never made. Also one of the best Spielberg did make.”